A Large Print Collection as Diverse as its Readers

The ALA states, “As our nation increasingly becomes more diverse, so should library collections, staff and our nation’s social consciousness.” Being a struggling reader is challenging enough, but not being able to identify culturally with the books they are reading can also be frustrating. Thorndike Press is excited to share a large print collection curated … Read more

The New York Times Book Review’s Best Books of 2017 Available in Large Print!

The New York Times Book Review is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to The New York Times in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed. It is one of the most influential and widely read book review publications in the industry. Annually, the editors of The New York Times Book Review choose the year’s top ten books. As a leading publisher … Read more

Kirkus Best Fiction of 2017 Available in Large Print

In their November issue, Kirkus shared its list of best fiction books for 2017. Categories included Best Mysteries and Thrillers, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Best Literary Fiction, and many more. Thorndike Press, a leading publisher of large print books, is proud to offer the following winning titles: SALT HOUSES | Hala Alyan | 9781432843502 “a … Read more

New Motion Picture, Wonder, Available in Large Print

Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and fell in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Now a major motion picture—starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, and Julia Roberts—the novel continues to sweep the nation. Thorndike Press, a leading publisher of large print books, is proud to offer Wonder, … Read more

American Western Standing Order Plans Now Shipping Monthly

We received your feedback and we heard you! Offering you the best in Western and American Historical fiction — subgenres on the rise — Thorndike Press and Wheeler Publishing are proud to announce our Western standing order plans will now release in monthly shipments. Benefits of Monthly vs. Quarterly: Keep patrons coming back with new stories arriving … Read more

2017 Anthony Award Winners in Large Print

The 2017 Anthony Awards, named after the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer and critic for the New York Times who helped found the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), were given out on October 15 at Bouchercon in Toronto. Bouchercon is the MWA’s annual World Mystery Convention where readers, writers, publishers, editors, … Read more

Research Validates the Need for Large Print

Large Print improves reading experiences, academic outcomes, and cognitive health by increasing:

  • Reading fluency: decoding speed and tracking ease
  • Reading comprehension
  • Academic achievement
  • Sensory satisfaction
  • Sustained reading

The Physical Benefits of Large Print

  • Larger fonts and increased spacing force the eye to move more slowly, allowing students to track more easily.1
  • Print size impacts the maximum speed at which text may be read.2
  • Serif fonts aid struggling readers by making the words easier to read.3
  • Children are aided by greater leading, eliminating their tendency to double or skip lines when reading.4
  • Reading comprehension and memory hinge on legibility.5

Without legibility, reading is a laborious process, leading to disengagement among discouraged, reluctant, or struggling readers.

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